Educational Cooperation and Exchange with Southeast Asian Nations

Soochow University

Soochow University in Laos is the first foreign University approved to establish by the Lao government and also the first overseas university approved by the Chinese government to be established in Vientiane Capital, Lao, PDR..

Opening ceremony of first batch in Soochow University in Laos

Soochow University in Laos commenced its preparation process since 2007. Through 5 years’ field investigation and application process, Soochow University in Laos eventually obtained approval from both Chinese and Lao Ministries of Education. Our university obtained the investment license for construction of Soochow University in Laos issued by the Lao State Planning and Investment Committee in January 2009, and got approved to set up Soochow University in Laos by Ministry of Education in July, 2011.

In 2012 Soochow University in Laos got permit from the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports to offer the undergraduate programs of International Economy & Trade and the International Finance, as well as the Chinese Language Training Program. In the same year, it got approval from Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) to establish the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Center. Soochow University in Laos will offer 3 new undergraduate programs in 2013, including law, computer and Chinese Language, and has declared master programs of international Chinese, international business and doctoral programs of management.

Opening ceremony of Lao students in Soochow University in Laos in 2014

Besides Soochow University in Laos, over a hundred Lao students have been studying in Soochow University in China including long term language program, bachelor program and master program. The first batch of Lao students majoring in Finance and Chinese graduated in 2013.

Opening ceremony of Lao students in Soochow University in China in 2008

Lao students are attending the sports meeting

Lao students are celebrating their own festival